Director of Development

The Development Director reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for leading and
managing the fund development program for the ministry of Teach for Christ. Primary responsibilities
and relationships with other people in the institution are outlined below.

 

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Prepare annual plans for all fund development activities. Develop and maintain a three-year
plan for the development program which is updated annually.
• Responsible for all matters related to the execution, management, and support of the fund
development program.
• Identify, cultivate, solicit and close gifts. Maintain an active pool of prospective benefactors who can support the ministry.
• Conduct a minimum of fifteen (15) face-to-face visits monthly with potential benefactors in the form of Discovery, Cultivation, Solicitation or Stewardship meetings.
• Assist in scheduling, coordination and follow-up of face-to-face visits for the Executive Chairman
or other staff as appropriate.
• Supervise the stewardship process, including prompt gift acknowledgement, for all benefactors.
• Prepare monthly reports as appropriate and submit to the Executive team.
• Plan and supervise direct mail, phone-a-thon, special event, and other solicitation activities as
needed.
• Plan and supervise the production and distribution of newsletters, brochures and other
marketing materials in support of the campus ministry.
• Perform additional duties as assigned by the Executive Director to include special projects to
assist in the overall fund-raising efforts.

 

 

 

qualifications

• A practicing and faithful Catholic in good standing, who loves the Church and sees development work for Catholic mission as an essential ministry.
• Baccalaureate degree or higher.
• Three years’ demonstrated success and experience in managing a fund development program.
• Thorough knowledge of fund-raising principles or a willingness to learn them.
• Enthusiasm and excellent people skills are essential. The successful candidate must have the flexibility to handle the needs of a fast-paced office and the special needs of benefactors.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to organize and prioritize tasks and to lead and motivate others.
• Thoroughness in planning and implementing work, including goals, budget, timetables, and action steps to achieve objectives.
• Ability to work effectively with the Executive Director, other staff members, a development consultant, and Executive team.
• The candidate should be prepared to work as part of a dynamic team, actively participating in team meetings to envision, plan, and coordinate activities will be expected.

 

 

 

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: tkrueger@teachforchrist.org
Please, no phone calls.

Our Main office

Teach for Christ

1320 Mainstreet

Hopkins, MN 55343

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Tel: 952.938.1125

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